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JKIA-CBD commuter train will cost you Ksh 500

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Passengers planning to use the JKIA-CBD commuter train will have to part with Ksh 500, this is according to Kenya Railways Managing Director Philip Maingi.

Kenya Railways through the Nairobi commuter rail service has today commissioned operations for the new railway link from the city centre to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

“Commuters will be able to catch a train from the Nairobi Railway Station up to the Embakasi Village Railway Station after which they will then be ferried through the Airport South Road which has been dedicated to the Nairobi Commuter Rail Bus also referred to as the Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles,” said transport CS James Macharia while commissioning the new link.

The launch of the JKIA Express Service follows the commissioning last month of the DMUs by President Uhuru Kenyatta, who assured that the rail track will be extended to the airport.

CS James Macharia while commissioning the new link.

The commuter rail, complemented by a BRT system, is expected to greatly reduce travel time between JKIA and the CBD and enable commuter train service at large to freely ship at least 500,000 urban commuters daily in the next 12 months.

The project is funded by the French government through an agreement signed by Mr Kenyatta and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during the latter’s first ever visit to Kenya.

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